Something Broken, (Clark)

Here’s another picture of Clark. It’s also my attempt at using the ruler tool to create rooms.

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It seems that Clark isn’t to keen on having wallpaper. It would definitely brighten up this dreary room. Clark is as mysterious as ever, but this metallic room defiantly gives off a science like vibe. I used the ruler tool to try to create a few rooms, it turned out better than I thought. I also messed around with some lighting again, with the hanging light and the red light in the hallway. There’s a lot going on here.

Something New(er), (Mhical, Louie, & Boomba)

Here’s a picture that I drew using the sketchbook pro subscription. (I can easily create backgrounds now!)

Ship fix
On the top of the leaning tower of explosive creatures is Mhical, (yes, it is spelled that way) he’s the captain of a small ship called the Garglesalt, which is known for illegally trespassing in government territory several times. Mhical is a creature known as a Kaboom, which are dynamite like creatures originating from the Cogpeic Islands, three very large islands containing something known as the Great Sulfur Desert.  Louie (Middle) is Mhical’s assistant, he was hired by Mhical to help him find the Marvolandia  Plates, a set of missing ancient copper chain mail. This adventure lead to a friendship between the two, and they later went on more quests eventually finding some very fascinating, terrifying, and important discoveries about why the seventh Seasol Island is so heavily guarded. Louie is a race known as Raros, creatures also originating from the Cogpeic Islands. Boomba (Bottom) is the latest member of the dynamic duo, which is now a trio of course, they joined just shortly after Mhical and Louie’s trip to the Seasol islands. They’re an android from the second Trident island, created in a now demolished building on the island’s southern shore, not to far from where Clark lives. It is unknown how, when, or why they where created or why they wanted to join Mhical on the Garglesalt. They are one of a kind and seem to have some sort of sentience.

Something Old, (Flambay & Ikay)

Here’s an older picture I created featuring two different races, Flambay and Ikays.

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On the left is a Flambay, a race of fire creatures, they inhabit a body made from rich magomelo tree roots found deep in the ashlands, an island made entirely of volcanic ash and soot. Every few years they have to switch bodies and find a new magomelo wood “host” or else their bodies will compleatly burn out, killing them. Might want to steer clear of large bodies of water too. On the right is an Ikay, a race of goo creatures found primarily in the forgotten lands (also known as the Seasol islands), a large archipelago (group of islands) covered in buildings, structures, and artifacts created by an unknown ancient civilization. They live inside things like trashcans, barrels, boxes, and other things used for containment, they can then duck into their homes for protection and sleep, similar to a hermit crab. They mark their homes with a radioactive sign so no one accidentally opens their homes while they sleep.  

Playing With Fire (Hobbs & Bertha)

Similar to the first picture of Clark that I posted, this is a drawing having to do with lighting & shadows. I wanted to create a picture with a light source that would cast shadows in different directions, why not have some fun with it!

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I decided to go with a different style for Hobbs (Right) and I think it turned out great! On the left is Bertha, another character venturing with Hobbs and crew.  She’s a warrior known for her swordsmanship, but she’s also known for being able to successfully solve conflicts with enemies peacefully, but only to ones who don’t deserve her wrath.  Outside of the battlefield she’s calm and friendly, although she’s quick tempered. She’s a Kivis, a race of statue-like coal creatures, which are somehow fireproof. They can spew fire and are almost immobile, except for their arms, mouths, and in Bertha’s case the horn. They move around by jumping from place to place, sometimes causing rectangular imprints in soft terrain. In this picture, for whatever reason, Hobbs and Bertha thought that this would be a good way to roast marshmallows. Disclaimer: DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME KIDS, but if your an adult, go for it! 

Random Character Lineup (Chaxity, Denis, Mordo, Domro, Clyde, & Jord)

I created this picture a few months ago of characters that I had thought of while contemplating, except for Clyde that is.

Character lineup
I’ll go left to right for descriptions. Chaxity is an agent working for an unknown organization, which may or may not exist for all we know, she’s not what you would call stealthy though. She’s a race known as a Bombam, which is basically a race of giant bomb people that explode when angry, or come in contact with fire that is. Denis is a goblin that works as a DJ for a living, and is able to provide epic beats for any occasion, or just party in general. For Mordo I would refer to this page: https://moonstersclub.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/photoshop-mordo/ . Domro works with Mordo, it is unknown if he/she is a shadder like Mordo, because of their strange color pallet compared to Mordo and the other shadders. But whoever they are, they don’t talk much. For Clyde I would refer to this page: https://moonstersclub.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/lazy-tuesday-clyde/ . Jord is the mayor of an underground city named Naterlite that inhabits Jelcu, a race of geometric slime creatures. He’s also a big hugger.

Orestone Design

Here’s a basic picture of an Orestone just to show off what they look like.

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This is an older picture of an Orestone mixed with a Bald Cleft from Nintendo’s Paper Mario series. Other than the head and the shoes, this is basically what an Orestone looks like. Orestones don’t usually wear shoes, and their heads are more rough and have gemstone eyes. (You can refer to these previous posts for a better idea of what I’m talking about: https://moonstersclub.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/first-blog-post/ or https://moonstersclub.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/orestone-siblings/ ) (I do not own the rights to the character Bald Cleft, that would be Nintendo.)

The Creative Process (Buba & Brewster) *

So here’s how I create my artwork using Sketchbook on the Surface Pro 4:

Buba and Brester sign
These are the steps I take while making my artwork: (From top left to bottom right)

1: First I create the outline of what I want the final piece to look like. I enjoy using a size two pencil tool to do this.

2: Second I Go back over it with a bigger brush, making sure the lines are full and where I will eventual want them, editing parts as I see fit. I enjoy using a size 1.6 black paintbrush tool to do this.

3: I then erase the lines made in step one, leaving only the darker lines. I prefer using the hard eraser tool to do this, but sometimes it’s easier to use a soft eraser tool or white paintbrush tool.

4: Next I color in the outline with basic solid colors, making sure I keep within the lines (or at least try my best).  I would suggest using the marker tool to do this, as it won’t overlap the black outline, you can also use the paintbrush when working with areas without any outline.

5: Finally, I shade the color by using a darker version of the base color, or a lighter one depending on where the shading is. You can put reflections and shine on shiny surfaces such as mettle and gems. I enjoy  using the marker tool for shading and the paintbrush tool for shine.

6: Bask in your perfection.

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The character on the left is Buba, a mage in training that travels with Hobbs, Eli, Clark, and another character named Blue, who I have not shown yet. The character on the right is Brewster, Buba’s younger brother who works at Shooting Star Coffee with Clyde. Buba has changed EXTREMELY compared to  most of my other characters, I also made her quite a while ago, sometime after Hobbs and Eli, but before Clark. Brewster was a more recent character that I made while writing a short comic, where the other character was Clyde, Brewster’s undergone some changes as well.
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After a bit of editing, (mostly on Brewster) I think I’m done! I hope this helped out for anyone who is wanting to start working with sketchbook!

Goblin Design (Willis)

Decided I wanted to create a basic Goblin Picture, my character Willis is the first one I could think of to draw.

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I went with a my more cartoon like style for this one, I think it turned out pretty good. Willis is a character that I created quite a while ago, and I still haven’t exactly figured out his purpose yet, poor guy. I do know however, that I want him to be a minor anti-hero that could care less about what you think, kind of like a more extreme version of an anxiety teen.

“Photoshop” (Mordo)

I thought it would be cool add a real-life object to one of my pictures, it’s nothing huge, so it’s more of a test to see if I like it.

Mordo
Here’s Mordo, an all-around merchant and barterer working for his own trading company, Saxdo Trade. This race is called shadders, their based on old detective shows, with their hats, trench coats, black and white color pallets, and love of jazz music.
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So, it looked better in my head but it could have been worse. I used an easy to use website called Canva (https://www.canva.com) to make this. Here’s where I got to sax from: http://gallery.yopriceville.com